Selictar Aga, or Sword Bearer, to the Grand Signior.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publ.d accord.g to Act of Parl.t July 25. 1768.
Fine engraving. Plate 272 x 196mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Uncut with large margins. Some foxing.
The chief sword-bearer to the Sultan. After Francis Smith (fl.1760s) painter, apparently born in Naples, where he painted topographical views for the tourist trade. He accompanied Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore (1731-1771, named in inscription) to the Levant 1763-4, then exhibited in London 1768-73. From a series of Ottoman costume plates and portraits.
Provenance: Hermitage Hexham.
[Ref: 30128] £180.00